- Aug 25, 2020
Microsoft has announced that Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is being built on Unreal Engine 5 for Xbox Series X. The Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X Jason Ronald also officially confirmed that the first footage of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II that arrived alongside the reveal of the Xbox Series X at 2019's The Game Awards was captured in engine and "reflects the power of Xbox Series X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined." Unreal Engine 5 was unveiled last month alongside a PlayStation 5 demo, Lumen in the Land of Nanite, that is a fully playable real-time tech demo. Even though it isn't planned to become a full game, it gives a glimpse into the future of gaming for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/13/senuas-saga-hellblade-2-reveal-trailer"] The news was revealed on Xbox Wire in an article titled "Everything You Need to Know about Xbox Series X and The Future of Xbox... So Far." While there isn't much else that's new, it does reiterate some exciting details, including the full specs of Microsoft's next-gen console, the fact that it will be launch with "thousands" of games with backward compatibility, a recap of the Xbox Series X third-party games reveal, and much more. You can also check out everything we know about the Xbox Series X, which is still set to be released in Holiday 2020 alongside Halo: Infinite. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=hellblade-2-reveal-screens&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.